News this evening that file sharing and synchronization vendor Dropbox has acquired CloudOn, a company that focuses on the creation and editing of document on mobile devices. CloudOn has built a significant footprint by offering these services in an agnostic way no matter what file sharing solution the user was signed up to […]
In the world of digital retailing, all eyes are on China. Even as overall retail sales growth slows, along with the rest of China’s economy, B2C online sales in the world’s largest digital marketplace are growing at an annual rate of 25%. Based on Bain & Company analysis, B2C online […]
NBCUniversal has announced a promotion called “Super Stream Sunday, which allows consumers to stream 11 continuous hours of content related to the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1st. NBC’s live stream programming includes the Super Bowl XLIX game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots; the halftime show starring […]
Forbes China, the licensed Chinese-language edition of Forbes China, is out with the magazine’s latest annual ranking of mainland China’s best small businesses in its January issue. The compilation is based on Forbes Asia’s “Best Under a Billion” list, and includes separate tallies for the country’s 100 top listed and […]
An entire nation in exile is watching as Greece prepares for pivotal vote which could put radical leftwing Syriza into power
Young, gifted and Greek – the world’s biggest brain drain
From the enclaves of north London to Queens in New York City and Oakleigh and Northcote in Melbourne: an entire nation-in-exile is holding its breath before Sunday’s pivotal Greek elections. And for some, the vote is so important that they are even making plans to return to the homeland this week so they can cast their ballot.
Ikaros Matsoukas, a 34-year-old management consultant at BHP Billiton, is one of more than 200,000 who have left Greece since the crisis bit five years ago. He feels so strongly about an election in which the leftist Eurosceptics of Syriza are in pole position that he plans to fly home at the weekend.
Question marks over exports and tourism on eve of Davos summit where decision to abandon currency cap will be hot topic
Clutching a lunchtime orange juice and sandwich in Zurich’s central station, nurse Nelly Studer captured the fears gnawing at Switzerland since the drama in the foreign exchange markets last Thursday when the Swiss franc jumped 30% in value against the euro.
“I hope that our exporters are not going to move jobs abroad. We need to keep jobs in Switzerland, and I hope they do not cut salaries either,” Studer said.
Leading labour voices say 800th anniversary of Magna Carta should be marked by new charter of rights for workers
Trade union leaders have called for a new Magna Carta to tackle inequality and unemployment as they marked the start of the World Economic Forum with an urgent call for businesses to prevent social unrest by sharing the fruits of growth with employees.
On the first full day of the WEF’s annual meeting in Davos, leading labour voices said the 800th anniversary of King John’s concessions in 1215 should be marked by a new charter of rights for workers.
Here’s the list of the top 100 publicly traded small businesses in mainland China as reported in the January issue of Forbes China, the licensed Chinese-language edition of Forbes. Click here for an overview of the magazine’s latest “Up-and-Comers List.” Click here for a list of the mainland’s top 100 […]
Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers MUST be leaders. In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers […]